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Donor-Funded Scholarships: P-R

Joseph Padgett Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph Padgett Memorial Scholarship is a Maryland Artists Equity Foundation (MAEF) at MICA scholarship that MICA started awarding in 2008 when MAEF merged with the College. Joseph Padgett was a Maryland Artists Equity Foundation Board member who helped many talented artists. This scholarship was started by his family and friends in 1999.

Dominic Pelicano '05 Memorial Scholarship

The Dominic Pelicano '05 Memorial Scholarship for Sorrento Summer Study memorializes Dominic Pelicano, a talented young artist who participated in MICA's Sorrento, Italy Summer Abroad Program in 2003. This scholarship is awarded to one or more talented and deserving MICA undergraduate students who wish to attend MICA's summer abroad program in Italy. Recipients are asked to visit dominicpelicano.org to learn more about Dominic's life and work.

Gertrude Pentland Scholarship

The Gertrude Pentland Scholarship was created by one of the many longtime, devoted staff and faculty at MICA who give generously of their resources as well as their time and talents. Gertrude Pentland was a beloved librarian at MICA for many years. In the late 1960s she created a small endowment to fund this scholarship, which is given annually to a meritorious student of any major.

Mildred Caplan Perl '39 Scholarship

The Mildred Caplan Perl '39 Scholarship was established by Mildred Caplan Perl, a longtime supporter of the College and an accomplished sculptor and graduate of the Rinehart School of Sculpture. Her son, Terry Allen Perl, continues to honor her memory through his generous gifts to the scholarship fund.

James E. Peterson '49 Scholarship

The James E. Peterson '49 Scholarship, awarded annually to a meritorious rising junior or senior in Interior Architecture, commemorates Baltimore interior designer James Peterson. Mr. Peterson, a MICA alumnus, was vice president of Rita St. Clair Associates, an interior planning/design firm that creates interiors for hotels, restaurants, businesses, institutions, and residences around the country. After Mr. Peterson's death in 1992, Rita St. Clair, nationally recognized designer and former MICA trustee, Barbara and Sigmund Shapiro, noted Baltimore philanthropists, and other friends of Mr. Peterson and the College contributed the funds to create this endowed scholarship.

William M. Philips '54 Memorial Scholarship

The William M. Philips '54 Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a figurative sculptor enrolled in either the Rinehart School of Sculpture or majoring in Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the undergraduate level. This scholarship honors William M. Philips, who received a special scholarship award which enabled him to attend the Rinehart School of Sculpture following his service to our country in the Second World War. A figurative sculptor, he found that the Rinehart program provided an important environment for the growth and development of his ideas and skills. At the age of 32, William became the youngest member ever admitted to the National Sculpture Society and received several commissions, including pieces for Pfizer, ASCAP, and Eastman Kodak. To provide other promising sculptors with a similar experience, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Philips, established this scholarship.

Roberta Polevoy Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation Scholarship

The Roberta Polevoy Scholarship Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation is awarded annually to meritorious students enrolled in any of MICA's graduate programs.

Arlene Raven Scholarhip

The Arlene Raven Scholarship was established by colleagues and friends of Arlene Raven, a leading critic and art historian who gave voice, shape and meaning to the feminist movement. Ms. Raven also served as Critic in Residence for MICA's Rinehart School of Sculpture. This scholarship honors her memory by providing support for undergraduate and graduate students' studies in art history and critical thinking.

Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts '39 Scholarship

The Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts '39 Scholarship, presented for the first time in 2001, is awarded annually to a meritorious and deserving student of any major. The scholarship is one of the first established by the New Jersey-based family foundation, The Concordia Foundation, which also funds fellowships in the arts, artist residencies, grants to museums for the acquisition of works by living artists, new play development, and artist fees for musical performances. The Foundation's trustees include Rebecca B. Roberts, whose mother-in-law, Nancy L. "Nan Lee" Roberts was a 1939 MICA alumna.

Tillye '18, Paul '20, Ellen '45, ‘65, Claire '50 Rosenstock Family Scholarship

In honor of two generations of MICA graduates, this scholarship is named for Tillye and Paul Rosenstock, who met and married as a result of studying together at MICA, and for their two daughters, Claire Rosenstock Sarubin and Ellen Rosenstock Aisenberg, who both graduated from MICA. After attending MICA, Paul Rosenstock worked as a commercial artist with the Diamond International Corporation, U.S. Printing and Lithographing Division on Cross Street in Baltimore, designing commercial labels. Copies of these labels are photographed and preserved in the MICA archives of the Decker Library. Ellen and Claire studied Fashion Design, which became their lifelong occupation.

Amalie Rothschild '34 Rinehart Award

The Amalie Rothschild '34 Rinehart Award honors the memory of Amalie Rothschild, a MICA alumna, accomplished artist, and great supporter of the arts.

Amalie Rothschild '34 Scholarship

The Amalie Rothschild '34 Scholarship is a Maryland Artists Equity Foundation (MAEF) at MICA scholarship that MICA started awarding in 2008 when MAEF merged with MICA. Amalie Rothschild '34 was an internationally recognized artist and MICA alumna. In 2003, her family established a memorial fund through the Baltimore Community Foundation, to support a scholarship through MAEF.


Please contact Nayeli Garcia Mowbray, Assistant Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations, at mgarciamowbray@mica.edu or 443-423-1023 for corrections to this list.

This page was last updated on 04/05/2018.